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The role and structure of the Governing Body

The Governing Body of Nassington School helps the staff to maintain standards, develop policies and guide the strategic direction of the school. There are few areas of school life that governors do not get involved with. Some governors are not education professionals so we bring a useful external view to the continuous improvement of the school.

There are 14 governors and we meet six times per year, usually at the start of each half term. Each governor has additional responsibilities such as supporting particular areas of the curriculum, including Pupil Premium and overseeing elements of the School Improvement Plan (SIP). The governing body is made up of:

2 Parent Governors Elected by parents and carers
1 LA Governor Selected from local nominations by the Local Authority to represent their views
2 Staff Governors Representing the views of staff. Governors include the Headteacher
5 Community Governors Selected by other governors to represent the local community
4 Associate Governors Additional people who the governing body feel will provide additional value to the running of the school. These include finance, health and safety, buildings and IT.  These people cannot vote.


January 2017 Update from the Chair

The New Year sees our Governing Body actively engaged in several training programmes and with the added expertise of our new governors we are burgeoning into a strong team to support our school.

I would like to thank  the LA for their support since our Ofsted Inspection in May.  We have now re-constituted our Governing Body and also changed the structure so that now every Governor has individual tasks and responsibilities rather than these being committee led. We feel this gives Governors a ‘personal ownership’ to their connection to the school and gives them the opportunity to use their individual skills to the best advantage.  Details of individual responsbilities can be found in the attachments below.

We feel we are now in a position to support the strong staff team at Nassington and look forward to forging ahead to give every one of our children the best experience possible to equip them for life in the future.

To contact a governor please email the clerk - Isabel Clark


Ann Bainbridge

Chair of Governors


Records of attendance

It is important that governors attend as many of the full governing body meetings as possible. The record of attendance for the last year is attached below.